The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th December 2021

The Hindu Editorial VOCAB:  15th December 2021

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  1. Circumvent (verb)

Meaning: find a way around (an obstacle). (गतिरोध उत्पन्न)

Synonyms: avoid, get around, find a way around

Antonyms: confront, face, meet

Sentence: If you come to an obstruction in a road you can seek to circumvent it.

  1. Demarcation (noun)

Meaning: the action of fixing the boundary or limits of something. (सरहदबंदी)

Synonyms: separation, distinction, division

Sentence: Talks were continuing about the demarcation of the border between the two countries.

  1. Garner (verb)

Meaning: gather or collect (something, especially information or approval). (इकट्ठा करना)

Synonyms: gather, collect, accumulate

Antonyms: disintegrate, dissolve, separate

Sentence: A prisoner garnering food bit by bit and hiding it in his pillow.

  1. Fathoming (verb)

Meaning: understand (a difficult problem or an enigmatic person) after much thought. (थाह लेना)

Synonyms: understand, comprehend, work out

Sentence: He couldn’t fathom why she was being so anxious.

  1. Disdainful (adj.)

Meaning: showing contempt or lack of respect. (घृणा-युक्त)

Synonyms: contemptuous, scornful, derisive

Antonyms: admiring, applauding, appreciative

Sentence: With a last disdainful look, she turned toward the door.

  1. Braggart (noun)

Meaning: a person who boasts about achievements or possessions. (शेख़ीबाज़ मनुष्य)

Synonyms: boaster, brag, bragger

Antonyms: humble, modest, uncomplacent

Sentence: A braggart who was always talking about how much money he made.

  1. Conduit (noun)

Meaning: a channel for conveying water or other fluid. (पाइपलाइन)

Synonyms: channel, duct, pipe

Sentence: This is the major conduit for carrying water to the military base.

  1. Prevaricating (verb)

Meaning: speak or act in an evasive way. (पूर्ववर्ती)

Synonyms: be evasive, hedge, fence

Antonyms: assert, swear, testify

Sentence: He seemed to prevaricate when journalists asked pointed questions.

  1. Sturdy (adj.)

Meaning: (of a person or their body) strongly and solidly built. (तगड़ा)

Synonyms: strapping, muscular, athletic

Antonyms: delicate, nonhardy, weak

Sentence: He had a sturdy, muscular physique

  1. Delirious (adj.)

Meaning: in an acutely disturbed state of mind resulting from illness or intoxication and characterized by restlessness, illusions, and incoherence of thought and speech. (भ्रांतचित्त)

Synonyms: incoherent, raving, babbling

Antonyms: tranquil, undisturbed

Sentence: He became delirious and couldn’t recognize people.

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